German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reached an agreement on the issue of not using Western weapons to attack Russian territory. This was stated by the head of the German government on Saturday, February 4, in an interview with Bild.
“There is a consensus on this,” he said, answering a question about an agreement with Zelensky on the use of foreign weapons exclusively within Ukraine.
However, experts have repeatedly pointed out the difference in the views of Moscow and Kyiv on territorial realities. In particular, the Ukrainian authorities still do not recognize Crimea, the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR), as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions as subjects of the Russian Federation.
In addition, on this day, Fyodor Venislavsky, a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence of Ukraine, called the command posts in Moscow “the legitimate target” of Kyiv. He also criticized the thesis that Ukraine should not attack Russian territory.
Earlier, on February 2, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov said that if Kyiv receives missiles with a range of up to 300 km, then he is ready to guarantee that such weapons will not be used to strike at Russian territory.
The next day, the Pentagon announced the allocation of a new $ 2.17 billion military assistance package to Ukraine, which included GLSDB shells with a range of 150 km. Later, the US defense department said that the United States was leaving it up to Kyiv to use long-range projectiles to strike at Crimea.
Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, in turn, assured that the security of the Crimea is reliably ensured.
Western countries have stepped up military and financial support for Ukraine after the start of a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian militants.
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